April 26, 2013
SAN MARCOS, Texas - The University of Houston throwers competed in day one of the Texas State Bobcat Classic on Friday morning.
Senior Emily Nnokwam started the day off with a 10th place finish in the women's hammer throw. Nnokwam threw the third farthest distance on the year (46.29m; 151-10). On the men's side, senior Rick Fenton took home the silver with a throw of 60.88m (199-9), while teammate John Fortune placed 11th after throwing 48.84m (160-3).
In the women's discus, Nicole Benton (46.46m; 152-5), Justine Price (46.36m; 152-1), and Nnokwam (45.95m; 150-9) placed fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively. Price's throw erased her previous personal best of 44.06m (XXX). For the men, Fortune placed eighth with a distance of 46.62m (152-11), followed by senior Kevin Johnson in 15th (34.40m; 112-10).
Day two of competition will begin at 9 a.m. with the women's 5000-meter run, and conclude with the men's 4x400-meter relay at 6 p.m.
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